All posts by: Goytiom Kidane

15 February 16

Uganda President Condemns ‘Partisan’ ICC

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni has condemned the International Criminal Court (ICC) ahead of general elections in the country.

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15 February 16

Machar Says He Will Return to South Sudan to Take up FVP Role

South Sudan’s leading rebel figure Riek Machar says he will return to South Sudan to take up his position as vice-president.

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12 February 16

‘Sophisticated’ Laptop Bomb From Somali Plane Blast Passed Through Security

The laptop bomb that detonated on board a Somali passenger jet last week has been labelled a “sophisticated” device that made it through airport security, according to sources close to the investigation.

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12 February 16

Rwanda to Expel Burundi Refugees Amid Recruitment Claims

Rwanda has said it will send Burundi refugees to other countries, after being accused by the UN of recruiting them to fuel the conflict in neighbouring Burundi.

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11 February 16

AU Failure to Deploy Burundi Peacekeepers ‘Predictable,’ Says ISS

The African Union’s (AU) failure to send peacekeepers troops into Burundi has been labelled “predictable” by the Institute for Security Studies (ISS).

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31 January 16

British Helicopter Pilot Killed by Poachers in Tanzania

A British helicopter pilot has been shot dead by Tanzanian poachers, according to the charity he was working for.

30 January 16

Russia Opposes South Sudan Arms Embargo, Sanctions

Russia has said it is opposed to placing a UN arms embargo on South Sudan and sanctions against President Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar.

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30 January 16

Burundi: Possible Mass Graves Spotted As Opposition Calls for AU Intervention

Amnesty International says it has found evidence of mass graves in Burundi at five locations where security forces have been accused of killing 87 people in December.

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30 January 16

Burundi: UK, French Journalists Released Without Charge

A British photojournalist and French reporter have been released by Burundi authorities one day after they were arrested in the capital Bujumbura.

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27 January 16

S. Sudan: Rebel Leader Machar Meets with Ugandan President

South Sudan’s former vice-president, turned rebel leader, Riek Machar has met with Uganda President Yoweri Museveni to seek help with the failed peace deal in South Sudan.

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